Use Hardneck seed garlic; it's the most cold hardy. Hardneck varieties also grow delicious garlic scapes.
Break garlic bulbs into cloves for a new plant for each clove.
Loosen the soil in your garlic bed to start establishing roots before the ground gets too cold.
Plant cloves pointy end up; the point is where the new stem will grow. You should plant the cloves two inches deep and in a grid six inches apart. Mark where you planted the cloves!
Cover the bed with a thick layer of mulch such as leaves, compost or straw. This layer will help insulate and protect it against our harsh winter weather.